DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Flexible dates. Please provide possible dates and select a morning or afternoon slot.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kiki Thorpe is the author of over 50 books for young readers, including the New York Times-bestselling series, The Never Girls, which has been published in 24 countries. Under the name Mimi McCoy, she is also the author of The Accidental Cheerleader, The Babysitting Wars, and other middle-grade novels. She has worked as a children’s book editor at Simon & Schuster, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and Pixar Animation Studios. She currently lives in Denver with her family
ABOUT THE BOOKS: The Never Girls (series description)
It begins with the sound of little bells and the smell of seawater. Before they know what’s happening, best friends Kate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby are suddenly whisked to the island of Never Land. There they meet Tinker Bell, Vidia, Queen Clarion, and the other fairies of Pixie Hollow. When magic follows the girls home, they discover that every day can be an adventure.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
45-50 minutes, plus Q&A. Topic: In her interactive presentation, Kiki talks about her process for turning ideas into stories, covering topics like “Where Do Ideas Come From?” “What Makes a Good Story?” and “Why Revise?” Kiki and the students then work together to create the foundation of a story, using techniques students can bring to their own writing. Each presentation includes Q&A.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary School and Middle School; grades 1-5
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
AV hookup for laptop, projector, projector screen, white board, white board markers, microphone (for groups over 30). And a bottle of water.
PROMOTING & PREPARING FOR THE EVENT
Promoting and preparing for the author's school visit is the most important ingredients for a successful, educational, and fun event. Please be sure to carefully read: What an Author Visit is All About.
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
FOR STUDENTS/TEACHERS/FAMILIES/ETC. WHO WISH TO BUY BOOKS AND PAY FOR THEM WITH A CREDIT CARD:
Link to share with students and their families to buy the author's books and pay with a credit card:
- FYI: There are instructions in the link above for the purchaser, which includes the fact that the purchaser must print the confirmation email out and show it to you.
- DO NOT give a book to someone unless they show you their printed online confirmation OR you verify the order has been placed by checking the Online Ordering spreadsheet we’ll be sharing with you. (If the order doesn’t appear, email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can keep watch for an order from them and alert you.)
- Tattered Cover keeps track of all online orders.
- DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.